We play an essential role in early identification and signposting patients to smoking cessation aids and schemes. With the prevalence of oral cancer rising, nation-wide interventions and prevention programmes are needed to support the aim of better oral health for the population.
We are supporting the Government’s proposal to limit the age of sale for tobacco products. We have also called for the employment of tighter restrictions on vapes to reduce their uptake in children and young people.
The plan for a smokefree generation
On Thursday 12 October 2023, the Government launched a consultation on proposed action meant to protect future generations from the harms of smoking, by creating a smokefree generation. The consultation proposes to introduce legislation to ban the sale of tobacco products to those born after 1 January 2009.